The Minimalist Yogi Matcha Latte

Source: The Minimalists Yogi

Source: The Minimalists Yogi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk ( I prefer coconut and Cashew milk)

  • 1 tsp Matcha powder

  • 1 tsp Organic Coconut butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla paste

  • 1 tsp 1 Cinnamon

  • 1 tsp Collagen powder

  • 1 tbs of mushroom elixir (optional)

  • ¼ tsp Honey (alternative sweetener)

Instructions

  1. Add everything into a blender and blend everything until frothy. It will be hot so make sure to be extra careful when removing the lid. Make sure to open it away from you.

  2. Add a little sweetener if you feed the tasted a little bitter - and you’re Instagram ready!

Brands i use for my Matcha:

Matcha - Super Food, Matcha Green Tea Powder, 4oz, Organic

Coconut Butter - Artisana, Organics, Raw Coconut Butter, 14 oz (397 g)

Collagen Powder - Organika Enhanced Collagen Vitality

Vanilla Paste -Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste

Chage Mushroom - Four Sigmatic Chaga mushroom Elixir

Beet Smoothie Bowl

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Total: 5 min - Prep: 5 min 

 Diet: Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup of frozen Beets
  • 1/2 cup of  frozen raspberries 
  • 1 large ripe banana 
  • 1 tbs of honey 
  • 1 tbs of Yoso unsweetened almond and cashew yogurt 
  • 5-6 of ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water
  • 1 tbs of collagen
  • 1 scoop of vega Bodacious Berry protein powder

Topping

  • Blueberry 
  • Chia seeds
  • Raspberries 
  • coconut flakes 
  • Hemp seeds 

Steps

  1.  Combine beets, raspberries, banana, honey, yogurt, coconut water, collagen, berry protin powder.  Blend everything until smooth - add ice as needed to reach desired thickness and consistency
  2.  Pour smoothie into a bowl and serve 

Pink Raspberries Smoothie Bowl

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Total: 5 min - Prep: 5 min 

 Diet: Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free

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Ingredient

  • 2 cups of frozen raspberries
  • 1 large ripe bananas, cut into chunks and frozen
  • 2/3  cup of coconut water
  • 1/3 cup of yogurt 
  • 2 tbs of collagen powder
  • 1 tbs of honey 
  • 1 scoop of vega Bodacious Berry protein powder
  • 5-6 cubic of ice 

Topping

  • Hemp seeds 
  • Frozen raspberries 
  • Coconut flakes

Steps

1. Combine raspberries, banana, coconut water, yogurt, collagen, honey, and protein powder. Blend until smooth, and add ice to achieve desired thickness.  

2. Pour smoothie into a bowl, and top with hemp seed, frozen raspberries and coconut flakes

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Activated Charcoal Smoothie Bowl

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Total: 5 min - Prep: 5 min 

 Diet: Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mango 
  • 1 large ripe banana 
  • 1 tbs of honey 
  • 2 tbs of Yoso unsweetened almond and cashew yogurt 
  • 5-6 of ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water
  • 1 to 2 tbs of activated charcoal 

Steps

  1.  Combine mango, banana, honey, yogurt, coconut water and activated charcoal. Blend until smooth - add ice as needed to reach desired thickness and consistency
  2.  Pour smoothie into a bowl and serve 
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Ultimate Acai-Berry Smoothie

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Total: 5 min - Prep: 5 min 

 Diet: Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free

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Ingredient

  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • ⅓ cup almond milk (optional: coconut water, or yogurt) 
  • 3½ ounces frozen pure unsweetened acai fruit puree
  • 1 tbs of collagen powder
  • Optional: 1 scoop of vega Bodacious Berry protein powder

Topping

  • 1 Tbsp walnut 
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds 
  • Blackberry  

Steps

1. Combine banana, acai fruit puree, and almond milk in a blender. Puree until smooth. 

2. Pour smoothie into a bowl, and top with blackberry, hemp seeds and blackberry. 

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Almond Butter and Strawberry Smoothie

Although this weird looking smoothie may not look attractive, it is however delicious, energizing and will leave you wanting more. This concocation has everything your body needs on a slow Sunday morning or right after a workout - it has abundance of protein and healthy fat that will fill you up and keep you satisfied, all of this nutritious benefits comes from one ingredient - Almond Butter. As always this smoothie contains no sugar, but tumeric which I often used a substitute for sugar. Turmeric arehighly known for their Anti-inflammatories qualities. For those with a sweet tooth like myself I find that turmeric is a great substitute for sugar.

This is a simple, natural and minimal recipe that takes less than 10 minutes to do, especially if you have a busy morning or day that doesn't allow you to cook breakfast. For those like myself that may not consume as much protein or calories in the morning, this recipe is fantastic and a great way to get those needed nutrition benefits in a single serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 2-Tbsp plain almond butter (organic or non-organic)
  • 1/2 filtered water
  •  1 Tbsp of turmeric powder

Direction

  1. Addstrawberries into blender, water, almond butter and turmeric and blend until the mixture reaches the desired consistency

Turmeric and Spinach Smoothie

Lately I've been trying to find ways to eat more green vegetables and fruits - with school and work sometimes it's easy to get into ruts especially when you have excess for pretty much not eating healthy. Lately I've been in that rut where I'll do my grocery shopping and the only green I get is a banana, sometimes I go a whole week without eating a single fruit or vegetable.

So, to get of that rut, lately I've been waking up an hour early (6:00-6:30am) and make myself a green smoothie. To make thins even easy I try to keep it as simple and minimal as much as possible. If there is one thing I hate is when people put what seems sometimes like million of items in their smoothie (e.g., nets, seed butter, Maca, Cacao, Protein powder, banana powder etc...) and the list goes on and on.

Having to deal with clutter and junk (foods, stuff, advice, excuses, advertisement, stress etc...) the last thing I want to do in the morning is stress out about what I should be putting in my smoothie. Why clutter your morning and breakfast with junk when you can keep it simple and start the day with one less junk. After all sometimes the simplest dish are often the most delicious dish.

I am in love with this simple smoothie, it's simple and delicious; all you need is Banana, Spinach and Turmeric and honey if you want the sweet flavor, or mask the taste of spinach. The one thing I always put in my smoothie is TURMERIC, I absolute love it. Aside from the anti-inflammatory benefits and it also contains curcumin which is a powerful antioxidant. If you have a sweet tooth like make and can't have a smoothie without honey, I find that turmeric is great substitute because it masks the strong taste of the green fruit or vegetable, but it also has sweet/ginger like taste to it.

Ingredients

  • 1 small/medium or large ripe fresh banana
  • 1 large handful spinach* (organic when possible
  • 2/3 cup (180 ml) filtered water
  •  1 Tbsp of turmeric powder
  • optional: 1 Tbsp (15 ml) wildflower honey

Direction

  1. Add all ingredients (Banana, Spinach, and Turmeric)
  2. Add water and honey if needed be
  3. Blend everything in high-speed blender until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Rolled Oat with Almond Butter

Given my love and strong obsession with oatmeal as a fuel to start the day I found a way to make it less dull and tasteless by adding my favorite fruits. This has resulted in the most amazing breakfast. I read somewhere that one way to make yourself wake up early was to have to plan an awesome breakfast that you could have the next morning. This allows you to have something to look forward to the next day but also acts a good motivation to get up either 5am or 6 am. This awesome breakfast has been my motivation for those days when I had work 6 am and I had to wake up by 5 am.

This almond butter oatmeal is full of nutritious you need to start the day, starting with fig which is a great source of fiber and full of vitamins and mineral. For those who have sweet tooth fig is not only a healthy and versatile ingredient but it can add a burst of sweetness. To top it with walnut which is known to be a great source of antioxidants and an excellent brain food.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2  cup rolled oats (Option: gluten free, or ancient grain organic oatmeal)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 2 tablespoon Almond butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or sub coconut sugar, organic brown sugar, or stevia to taste)

Toppings

  • Fig, mango, pepitas seeds, dried cherries, and walnut 
  • Granola

 Direction:

  • Stovetop: Bring the water, add the rolled oats, reduce heat, and cook 10-20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Cover and remove from heat and let stand a few minutes. 
  • Microwave: In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup rolled oats and 1/1 cup of unsweetened almond milk. Microwave for one minute and 30 seconds. Stir oats and microwave another 30 seconds. Cover and let stand 3 minutes.
  •  Sprinkle honey and decorate with your choice of toppings. 

"Nice' Cream Breakfast

I have been obsessed with this stuff lately! It has solved my breakfast dilemma. My breakfasts is consisted, I always have the same thing that can be little boring after a while. My daily breakfast consists of YOSO vegan yogurt (Unsweetened, Vanilla, and Strawberry) toped with chia seeds and other fruits (Banana, strawberry, kiwi etc..). But recently this has changed, after discovering Nice Cream, which I am completely obsessed. It tastes SO delicious and I can't believe the main ingredient is a banana; with no additional diary, sweeteners or ingredients needed whatsoever. Also, it is a much healthier version of regular ice cream and you can create so many different varieties!, but also it can serve as either a breakfast or late night snack. 

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe banana

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Airtight, freezer-safe container
  • Small food processor
  • Spatula

Direction

  • Start with ripe bananas: They should be sweet and soft. 
  • Peel and chop your bananas into small pieces, it does not matter what shape or size the pieces are in, as long as they are chopped into evenly sized and somewhat small pieces. Put in the bananas in an airtight container or a simple ziplock bag. 
  • Freeze the banana prices for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Ideally overnight. 
  • Blend the frozen banana pieces in a small food processor or powerful blender
  • Process until bananas look crumbly, then scrap down the sides and keep processing. Repeat this process until banana starts to look like soft serve ice cream. Blend for a few more seconds to aerate the ice cream (If adding any mix-ins, like peanut butter or chocolate chips, this is the moment to do it.) 
  •  You can eat it straight away or put it in a container and back in the freezer, to have the same consistency as regular ice-cream. I prefer eating it right away, particularly if I make it for breakfast
  • Making a bigger batch: Yes, you can make a bigger batch with more than one banana! Just make sure your food processor is big enough (and powerful enough).